Just like most of the rest of the world in the spring of 2020, your friendly neighborhood Ranger is safe at home. When as a society we are suffering from a shared trauma that we cannot outrun, out lift, or even outfight it's important to take care of yourself in whatever way you can. For... Continue Reading →
In CrossFit we talk about the spectrum health as going from "Sick" to "Well" to "Fit". Whether you love or hate CrossFit in particular, the idea of moving from Sickness through Wellness, and into Fitness will be helpful to you in your fitness journey. Different people fall at different places on on the Sick to... Continue Reading →
For me, an exercise program begins and ends with CrossFit. I love it. It is hard, it is fun, it is badassed, it is my community, and I would absolutely hate to give it up. That said, if I have to I will. It is comparatively expensive to other ways of working out, and at... Continue Reading →
If you read my last CrossFit Article ("CrossFit Is My Church"), you already know I am a fairly recent convert to the cult of CrossFit. At the time of this writing I'm about Six months in the box. In addition to the athletic performance increases, I am down a couple waist sizes, and have even... Continue Reading →
I love soup. It is by far my favorite meal. I love making soup. Dicing the vegetables, browning the meat, sweating the mirepoix, adding delicious stock, playing with seasonings until its just right, bringing everything to a boil, and dropping it down to a simmer. I love it all. I love the smell it fills... Continue Reading →
If you've read my "You Can't Run From A Bad Diet" post you know that when I wrote it, I was fairly anti coaching. You'll also no doubt realize that the diet I was on then is marginally different from the diet I'm on now. This is to be expected. I wrote the last article... Continue Reading →
Here's what I know. If you are an American, and you are reading this post odds are that you have a terrible diet. If you are from some other country, odds are that you have a better diet. If you are a time traveler coming from a time several hundred years in the past, you probably have a pretty good diet. As your diet is bad, you are likely overweight. I know I'm overweight, I know that I spent most of my life eating the Standard American Diet, and as I began to move past my 20's (when your body can gain nutrition from just about anything) I began to....swell.. I also began to get less sleep, work longer hours, spend less time being active and generally speaking got sick.